Enrolment week for Early Learning and Childcare settings will take place from the 8th to 12th February 2021.
Children born between 1 March 2017 and 28 February 2019 are entitled to a funded Early Learning and Childcare place.
CALA has some available spaces in our settings throughout Highland.
Click here for further details of setting locations, contact details and information about each setting.
Further information on ELC Enrolment is available from the Highland Council – click here
Scottish Government have announced funding to support childminders business sustainability. Scottish Government state:
Grants of up to £1,000 each will be made to eligible childminding providers, and work is now underway with the Scottish Childminding Association (SCMA) to finalise the details of the scheme. Further information on how to apply will be published shortly.
Alongside the funding, a new Childminding Action Plan has been published, setting out the Scottish Government’s vision for the sector and the actions to support it that are being taken now and into the future.
There are no changes for childminders following yesterday’s announcement from the First Minister, Childminders can continue to operate as normal under Level 4 guidance, ie to all children, not only key workers and vulnerable children.
The FM’s statement applies only to extending supplementary guidance for daycare of children’s services including out of school care to the end of January. We will keep you updated on this as information is shared.
Updated Guidance for Organised Activities for children
Scottish Government have issued newly updated guidance for the safe running of organised activities for children and young people during lockdown – this includes Toddler Groups. Access the guidance at https://www.careandlearningalliance.co.uk/practitioner-hub/
We recognise that in the current climate there is a need for responsive and fast-changing guidance and information and the difficulties keeping track of this can create. We endeavour to update our website with direct links to all sector guidance/information as it is shared with us – keep checking in on the dedicated pages of our website at:
Practitioners Portal at https://www.careandlearningalliance.co.uk/practitioner-hub/
Parent Portal at https://www.careandlearningalliance.co.uk/parent-portal/
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